Isn't this the truth, I don't think it's just down to advertising,I think peer pressure, greed, bloated sense of entitlement and many other factors. I've stopped wanting things, I have food and shelter, I have family, though it took me many. Years to realize I needed very little because my Want got in the way
The ingredients in your happiness plate are changing continually. If you went to the same smorgasbord every day for a year, you probably would come back with a different plateful of food each time. Each day sometimes each hour only you can tell what it takes to make you happy. But to condition yourself to learn how to be happy, you must get in touch with your feelings and listen to your heart.
The shortened version of my all time favorite quote that has inspired me more times than I can count over the last 20 years!